If you are looking to start your own T-shirt printing b […]
If you are looking to start your own T-shirt printing business, it’s easy to become bewildered with the variety of choices. I think before you start sourcing wholesale T-shirts it's best to learn about various kinds of cotton.
Most generic wholesale t-shirts are described simply as ‘100% cotton’. Usually, this means that it's likely made from the less refined open-ended cotton. This doesn't mean bad quality, and you can cut down on the price.
Another variety is "Ringspun Cotton". "Spun" meansSportswear fabric Wholesalers a special spinning process that will soften and straighten each fiber. And to refine the cotton further, it can be ‘combed’ with a fine brush. This way the shortest (and so the weakest) strands are eliminated, and fibers are straight before spinning. Either process will make the fabric more durable, soft, and gentle in touch.
Another factor to consider is the weight of the garment. Fabric weights are measured in ounces or grams per square meter - the higher the weight, the thicker the fabric. In fact, most Coated Fabrics Manufacturers of your casual clothes are probably made from the lighter, thinner and more form-fitting kinds of cotton. So what about the heavier cotton? Well, you know them as jeans. It doesn't mean that the heavier clothes are better - but they are usually more durable.
Pure cotton clothes will breathe, fit, drape, and feel fantastic, but there are some applications where a polyester blend will work better. Synthetic materials can enrich a cotton shirt - they can make it more resistant to static, and keep its shape and color longer. Clothes with a blend of elastane are stretchier and more comfortable. And synthetic fibers retain less water and sweat, which makes them good for sportswear. Polyester blends are also less likely to shrink in the laundry.
Finally, consider the weave of the fabric. Commonly you will encounter 18-single, 30-single and 40-single threads. This means that for one “string” in the weave there go this many fibers of the cotton. The more cotton threads, the thicker and tighter the weave is. And this is especially relevant if you want to print on these shirts - you want as smooth printing surface as possible.
Remember, consider all possibilities when starting up your business. Learning never ends.
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